Mironious Models Figure Sets
Mironious Models, 1/72
Reviewed by Graham Carter
Mironious Models is a new name to me but this Greek company produces a wide range of scale models and also provides 3D prints and resin cast of scale models on demand.
A search of their website reveals a vast range of figures in 1:72 (70 of them) , vehicles in 1:700(!), 1:350 , 1:87 and 1:72 (158) , and accessory sets (just 2) in 1:72. The latter look to be particularly useful for vignette and diorama builders.
Also produced are sets of soldier heads for various army figures as well as pilots from different air forces, including a couple from WWI. Certainly worth a look, and prices seem very reasonable.
This reviewer has been supplied with six sample sets as follows:
All sets come in sturdy cardboard boxes with a photo of the contents on top that open like a matchbox to reveal a zip-lock bag containing the figures enmeshed in the standard cobweb of struts and webbing associated with 3D printed items. This both protects the parts and provides the modeller with endless fun in separating the items with side cutters and/or a sharp blade. These appear to be finer and more easily removed than some such models that I have examined in the past. There are no painting instructions and assembly is superfluous as each figure/accessory is printed as a whole.
The figures are just superb with excellent sculpted details, facial expressions, clothing creases and variety of stances. They certainly beat the pants off those early Airfix soft-poly figures in that no two figures are the same! The details are just amazing, with the machine gun having sights and each hand has distinct fingers. Careful painting after a good wash in soapy water will enable the skilled modeller to produce some real gems from these parts.
My only reservation concerns the German Casualties set as I feel a bit uncomfortable with the depiction of an open grave and figures wrapped in shrouds, although the depiction of soldiers with bowed heads, one helmet-less and holding a kerchief to his eyes, is both poignant and so realistic. I guess this is one element of war we all prefer to put out of our minds. Despite this one issue all of these sets are highly recommended to modellers in the ‘One True Scale’.
Thanks to Mironious Models for the sample.